That guy was looking for somebody to kill. He was a gang-banger, and he been back over here shooting since then,” she said...Violent gang bangers, a justice system incapable of dealing w/ it, poverty, broken families... just to name a few factors w/ the highest crime rates being where these factors are most prevalent (like the Englewood neighborhood). But like the fact that CCW holders are prevalently law-abiding, that doesn't fit that narrative that gun control advocates need to endorse to try and restrict firearms.
Lawrence adopted her great-grandson Shawn when he was four because Lawrence's granddaughter gave up all three of her children. Lawrence says her granddaughter just didn't want to be bothered with raising them...
Back in Englewood, Shawn Carter's great-grandmother she says Shawn's killer later shot up their corner when kids and families were outside on their front porches.
She's had some contact with the detectives working Shawn's case and says she thinks Shawn's killer got arrested for shooting a little girl.
“I found out he was locked up, police say he was locked up. But the detective he thought he'd never get charged with Shawn's murder,” she said.
Lawrence says that's because the boy who was with Shawn when he was killed refused to point out the killer in a police lineup. She figures he's too scared to do it....
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Chicago v Toronto: UPDATE
Some gun control groups are touting a series called 'Under the Gun',(UPDATE: brought to you by a grant from the Joyce Foundation) proclaiming that we need Canadian style gun control here because of the violence in Chicago. Nevermind the fact that Chicago already has some of the strictest laws in the nation, let's take a look as some other factors that might, just might, have more to do w/ the difference: